Traitor (2008)

An undercover CIA agent within a terrorist cell is marked as a terrorist suspect by the FBI in Overture Films' upcoming thriller Traitor. Don Cheadle produces and stars in the film as the operative under Guy Pearce's investigation.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite another reliable performance from Don Cheadle, Traitor suffers from too many cliches and an unfocused narrative.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Once the pieces fall into place, it loses momentum, meandering towards a contrived climax in which all ambiguity is swept aside and the forces of righteous democracy prove reassuringly triumphant.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Let's just say this is a well paced thriller with a strong cast -- it's good to see Guy Pearce on screen -- but the terrorist threat which obsessed the recent Bush administration has been dwarfed by a couple of things...

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Simmers down into a reasonably smart little thriller with a moral conscience, yet.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

A good political action movie that makes you use your brain a little bit.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Promising premise devolves into a by-the-numbers espionage thriller.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

If it doesn't succeed in challenging you perception of the war on terror, it might challenge your view on Steve Martin.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It was complicated but ultimately it failed in that attempt to deliver a complicated message.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Traitor gets a leg up thanks to a solid cast, including Guy Pearce, an underused Jeff Daniels and chiefly Cheadle's Horn, whose quiet dignity makes his blurred loyalties believable and his true sympathies indefinable.

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Nick Rogers

Surprisingly, Steve Martin created this story. In a decade of wild and crazy fictional terrorism, his was the most horrifyingly plausible - one that spun terrorism as drama into uncomfortable community theater, striking the country's friendliest corners.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
review coming.
jay nixon
Three high quality actors Cheadle, Pearce and McDonough, who is wasted, in the service of an ordinary terrorist conspiracy thiller. Not terrible but nothing… More
Manu Gino
The only person he can trust is himself. A very solid good movie surprisingly so. The story was amazing and very creative. It's intriguing and suspenseful… More
Al S
A brilliant, nail-biting, engaging, sizzling and explosive thriller. An ingenious spy game of the highest caliber. It's The Bourne Ultimatum meets Sleeper… More
Richard C
it's okay, some good action scenes. C+
Lenny Muggsy
Advertised as a Bourne type thriller but really was actually more about correcting false perceptions of a religion than a international thriller. I felt like… More